Several weeks after U.S. District Chief Judge Royce Lamberth issued a rebuke to to birther activist, attorney and dentist Orly Taitz over her handling of a Freedom of Information Act request for social security information, Lamberth issued an order Tuesday morning dismissing the case.
Taitz, who lists a California address, sued the Social Security Administration in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking information on the living holder of a particular social security number. Taitz, in this case and others like it filed in courts across the country, has been attempting to prove that President Barack Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen and is ineligible for office.
“As her numerous filings with the Court demonstrate, plaintiff will stop at nothing to get to the bottom of this alleged conspiracy,” Lamberth wrote in his opinion (PDF) dismissing the case. “Unfortunately for plaintiff, today is not her lucky day.”
The Social Security Administration had turned over some social security information Taitz had requested for several deceased individuals, but had refused to do the same for individuals who are still alive, citing the statutes that keep social security information private.
Lamberth, in granting the agency summary judgment, found that Taitz had failed to produce any evidence that the social security information was being used improperly by a public official – the president, in this case – and prove a “legitimate public interest” in disclosing the requested information.
Taitz, in an e-mail Tuesday morning, said she is reviewing the decision but expects to file a motion for reconsideration. Citing other lawsuits pending against White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler and other officials, Taitz said she will continue to pursue “legal actions… for their part in aiding and abetting Obama” in producing “forged documents.”
A Social Security Administration representative did not immediately return a request for comment.